Stratford's Olympic Park has a new summer attraction - BeachEast , the UK's largest urban beach. It's a beach version of the Winter Wonderland type affairs, with fun fair rides, stalls, bars and music.
I wore my long line dress from Asda, and my Croc wedges.
The sand is lovely and clean (I hope they manage to keep it that way!) and its a sweet place to sit. Only two little downsides I found were that the bars don't take card payments, and there is no on-site atm. You have to walk back over to WestFields shopping centre. Second is that you can only drink your cash-bought drink in the bar area, not the actual beach. I'm aware of the probable reasons for that, but was a shame.